The first thing I did was measure the length from one side of the wall to the end and then using a mitre saw I cut my piece of MDF board to my measurement.
My $17 Board And Batten Wall
I have wanted to do a board and batten wall ever since I saw Whitney and Ashley do one. If you don’t know these fabulous ladies, they are the Shanty 2 Chic sisters and one of my biggest DIY idols. There hasn’t been one project that these ladies have created that I haven’t totally fallen in love with.
I totally love their style! This is their board and batten wall.
image credit: Shanty 2 Chic
Unfortunately, my entry way is not this large, but on the plus side — my board and batten wall only cost me $17! Yup, you read that right — $17!!!
And not to mention, it totally transformed this space. Take a look and see how I did it! This is seriously so easy, too!
I used my air nailer to attach the piece of MDF to the wall. Unfortunately I have a light switch there so that kind of dictated to me how high I could go up. I could have framed it in my board and batten wall but that would have made for more work.
Next I measured from the underneath of the MDF board to the top of my base board and cut a piece to fit.
I cut three more and nailed them to the wall evenly spaced.
I used some Behr primer and painted the inside white and gave the MDF boards a fresh coat of paint.
Note: you could cut and attach a large piece of MDF to go behind your panel pieces, but I wanted to keep this as inexpensive as possible so I just painted the wall.
Once the primer dried, I followed it up with a coat of just regular flat white paint.
And here she is all done!
Not that I have a large entry way by any means but I am totally in love with this space now!
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